Nice summit !!!
Snowed on the summit that day. After summitting, I hiked out to Purgatory, making for a 20-mile day.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_eolus
Summit block gave me a semi :) Too much wind for my comfort to stand, next time. Not the hardest 14er in Colorado by any means... 57th 14er!
Hated the scree. Much preferred the previous day on Eolus, though the weather was beautiful.
A challenging climb, but well worth it!
Camped at Chicago basin first night, then made the climb to the upper basin for the second night just under Eolus. Summited Sunlight and Windom, leaving Eolus for the next day. Unfortunatly my girlfriend got a touch of Altitude sickness, and while she encouraged me to do Eulous without her, I was a good boyfriend and we hiked out. So, I'll have to go back! It's a wonderful hike, and the solitude is great!
Watch out for Marmots! A funny story: (No This is NOT an Advert. for Marmot Mtn Works!) When we were approching our tent after summitting, we heard some rustling from within. As we got closer (Ice axes at the ready of course) a couple of large Marmots came scurrying out of the tent.
Upon arriving at the tent and inspeting the damage, they had cut a hole in our Tent, (North Face), torn up a couple shirts (North Face), my girlfriend's sports-bra, (yep, you guessed it, also North Face), and tore a North Face jacket.
What was not touched: Two Marmot Mtn Works down sleeping bags, a Marmot Mtn Wrks coat, and a Marmot Mtn works T-shit as well as some long underwear.
I guess they [marmots] didn't like the competition!
Anyway, its a beautiful climb, and I am looking forward to my return when I will complete Eolus! The train ride is really cool!
One of the most enjoyable 14ers I've done to date. Lots of fun class 3 scrambling through big clunky blocks. The view when you pop outa the keyhole is amazing. The last few hops to the final summit block are kinda exposed. Didn't use a rope, but jumping down from the summit blocks made my palms all sweaty like a schoolgirl. Seemed to be multiple routes on the south slopes. There are cairns everywhere, routefinding is quite easy.
We managed to get into the class 4 climbing near the summit and we loved it! The final jump to the summit rock was exilirating. Loved this mountain.
Lots of fun! Be sure to look carefully for the route near the top. Defiantly the most thrilling summit to stand up on!
Climbed in combo with Windom. Snow, snow, and more snow! Bring your Yaxtrax (crampons are overkill) gators, ice axe AND something to use for glissading.
Crowded Chicago basin was lacking for available campsites and the mountain goats are downright agressive. Be sure to check out the old mine on the left side right after the main crossing of the stream.
I climbed this in combination with Mount Eolus and I wanted to climb Windom but weather set in as we summitted Sunlight. This was a day hike as a part of a larger backpacking trip. The climb was tough but the summit block wasnt, I easily gained access to it and spent a good share of my summit time up there. I love these 3 peaks, they are remote and a blast to climb.
Early morning snow climb (1995 was a big snow year) from our camp site at 12,400'. Good conditions - did Sunlight, Windom and Eolus, then moved campsite back down into the trees. Climbed with Aaron P. Enjoyed the train ride.
There is nothing quite like looking off of the NF into the beutiful Needles!
Climbed up the classic West Ridge in beautiful weather. Snow on the northern aspects complicated things slightly at the start, but most of the route was a real joy and a lot better than the slog up the South Face!
had the day to myself, this late in the year. came over from windom, and the weather held for a late (3pm) summit. just me and the marmot.
Great climbing experience. This mountain is true wilderness adventure.
This is one of the coolest looking 14ers that I have climbed so far!! After summiting I headed for Windom Peak to meet Zach and Erica and to complete the 3rd peak of a very successfull weekend!!
Didn't think I'd make the summit block, but I with some encouragement, I stood triumphant. A trip report is available here.
Summmited Eolus, then N Eolus and then over to Sunlight. Routefinding is key on this peak and we managed to get off route a few times and this put us into 4th and 5th class climbing. We got pretty close to the summit along the ridge that connects the spire and were faced with about 20 ft vertical class 5 wall. I went ahead and climbed it without any protection and thinking about it today gave me chills. The actual summit block was alot of fun and I had heard of a guy who did the Daniel San pose on the summit so I thought I'd give it a try.